Mary Sue Milliken

Mary Sue Milliken

Mary Sue Milliken is chef-owner of Socaolo and Border Grill Restaurants; and trustee for the James Beard Foundation. She is a James Beard and Julia Child Award-winning chef best known for her modern Mexican Border Grill restaurants in Los Angeles and Las Vegas; BBQ Mexicana, a fast casual eatery in Las Vegas; and Socalo, an all-day California canteen and Mexican pub in Santa Monica, all created with her business partner Susan Feniger. Mary Sue has co-authored five cookbooks, co-starred in Food Network’s Too Hot Tamales, and successfully competed on Bravo's Top Chef Masters. She is passionate about food policy and works with various nonprofits around the world to bring her expertise to help shape sustainable food systems. Mary Sue also serves on the board of Share Our Strength, the Board of Trustees for the James Beard Foundation, and is a member of the U. S. State Department’s American Chef Corps. (Los Angeles, CA) @MarySueMilliken